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Friday, December 23, 2005

Consultant will examine facilities plan, budget limits

Consultants will take a look at Wayne County's school building needs and the county's ability to fund the projects after the county commissioners approved a contract with the firm this week, a first step in the process of developing a...

Officials work on reducing jail population before holiday rush

Some Wayne County Jail inmates might be going home early for Christmas. That's the goal of the District Attorney's Office and the jail staff. The 200-bed jail had 203 inmates, including 21 women, on Tuesday. District Attorney Branny Vickory and...

Public records

Six charges A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with six felony offenses in connection with two break-ins. Scott Alexander Cochrane of Kevin Drive was charged with two counts each of breaking and...

Teen wrappers raise funds for 4 student scholarships

Janelle McCabe and her adviser Laterrie Ward wrapped a gift that wiggled last year at Berkeley Mall as part of their duties at the Mayor's Youth Council's gift-wrapping booth. "We wrapped a dog," Janelle said. "We put it in the...

Santa shares secrets before his midnight ride

I approached the office a couple of days before Christmas. Looking down at my shoes, I put the key in the door -- a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the other hand. As I pushed the door open, a...

More shopping? There's still hope

Waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping? There's still hope, local retailers say -- you just have to be a little more creative. At Hollywood Video, Melody Baker, shift leader, said gift cards are very popular purchases....

Local organizations lend helping hand during holidays

Several Wayne County groups lent a helping hand to people in need during the holidays. *Employees at Tar Heel Home Health held a food drive in support of the Salvation Army. The food collected will be used to help the...